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Arlin Markowitz

Arlin Markowitz*

Executive Vice President, Urban Retail Team

*Sales Representative

Advisory & Transaction

License: *Sales Representative

Arlin Markowitz* Executive Vice President, Urban Retail Team
Advisory & Transaction *Sales Representative
Toronto Downtown Commercial Real Estate 145 King Street West
Suite 1100
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1J8

Professional Experience


Arlin Markowitz founded the Urban Retail Team when he joined CBRE in 2015 and continues to lead it today. The team consists of 7 members and has a market dominate position in the downtown Toronto. Through his 13 year real estate career in both leasing and sales, he's burnished a reputation as the city's premier urban retail specialist and has represented many of the world's most recognizable brands as well as Toronto's top landlords.

A downtown Toronto native, Arlin focusses on Canada's urban high streets, condo retail, and the best-performing malls. As a leasing agent, he's represented both tenants and landlords, placing Hermès, Salvatore Ferragamo, Zegna, Equinox, Holt Renfrew Men's, MCM, COS, Brooks Brothers and Lululemon in some of the country's most coveted addresses. He's also assisted many international brands, including Muji on their first entry into the Canadian market.

Arlin has also personally executed over five hundred million dollars in investment sales in Toronto. Notable sales transactions include:

  • 110 Bloor Street West on behalf of H&R REIT sold to ProWinko
  • 19 Bloor Street West  on behalf of The Bank of Nova Scotia sold to a private European investor
  • High-street retail portfolio in Downtown Toronto on behalf of The Pearl Group sold to a private investor

Arlin is sought after as a retail consultant to many real estate developers, aiding them with site selection and the extraction of maximum value from the ground-floor retail units of their mixed-use developments.

Prior to joining CBRE, Mr. Markowitz was a top broker at Cushman & Wakefield in Toronto. He also previously worked at development and property management firm The Carlton Group and shoe retailer David's Footwear, both in Toronto.

Mr. Markowitz is a graduate of  Montreal’s Concordia University, and an active member of ICSC the International Council of Shopping Centers. 




  • CBRE Hutcheson Award - National Top Team - Sales & Leasing - 2020


Professional Affiliations/Accreditations


  • Member, Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB)
  • Member, Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA)
  • Member, Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC)




  • Graduate of Concordia University
  • Construction Certificate, George Brown College




Notable Retailers Currently or Previously Represented
  • Barry's Boot Camp
  • Calii Love
  • Century 21 Department Stores
  • David's Footwear
  • David Yurman
  • Ermenegildo Zegna
  • Equinox
  • Hermès
  • Kering
  • The King Street Food Company (Buca)
  • Lululemon
  • MUJI
  • Nike
  • Richemont
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • Valentino


Notable Landlords & Developers Currently or Previously Represented
  • The 100 Group
  • Cadillac Fairview
  • The Four Seasons
  • H&R REIT
  • Hullmark Developments
  • The Lee Chow Group
  • Graywood Developments
  • KingSett Capital
  • Lifetime Developments
  • Menkes Developments
  • Minto Group
  • Northam Realty Advisors
  • Oxford Properties
  • The Pearl Group
  • ProWinko
  • Slate Properties
  • Thor Equities
  • Westbank Corp.
Arlin Markowitz* Executive Vice President, Urban Retail Team
Advisory & Transaction *Sales Representative
Toronto Downtown Commercial Real Estate 145 King Street West
Suite 1100
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1J8

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